Hyderabad: The 145th birth anniversary of Bharatha Kokila, the Nightingale of India, Smt. Sarojini Naidu, was commemorated with fervor and reverence at Sarojini Naidu Vanita Maha Vidyalaya, Hyderabad.
Dr. Sumita Roy, Former Head of the Department at Osmania University, graced the occasion as the chief guest, adding prestige to the celebration.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of the prestigious “Vanita Puraskar” to the Department of Women and Child Welfare, Government of Telangana, for their relentless service to women and girl child welfare. Sri Akkeshwar Rao, DWO, accepted the award on behalf of the department, acknowledging their commitment to the cause.
Additionally, Dr. Sulochana Mathur, former Principal of Sarojini Naidu Vanita Maha Vidyalaya, was honored with the Vanita Puraskar for her significant contribution to the growth of the college and women’s education.
Dr. D. Shobhana, the Principal of the college, warmly welcomed the guests and provided insights into the institution’s achievements and aspirations.
Addressing the gathering, Sri Aditya Margam, Chairman, urged students to draw inspiration from Sarojini Naidu’s life and strive for national progress through their contributions.
Dr. Sumita Roy, in her speech, encouraged students to set ambitious goals and diligently work towards achieving them, drawing parallels from the illustrious life of Smt. Sarojini Naidu.
Sri Akkeshwar Rao, DWO, emphasized the importance of women empowerment in India, stressing the pivotal role of education and active participation in the electoral process. He called for gender equality within families, highlighting the significance of treating boys and girls equally.
Expressing gratitude, Dr. Sulochna conveyed her appreciation to the management for their unwavering support towards women’s education.
The celebration further came alive with students showcasing skits based on the poetry of Smt. Sarojini Naidu, adding a creative touch to the event. The program, organized by the Department of English, served as a poignant reminder of the enduring legacy and timeless ideals of one of India’s most beloved poets and freedom fighters, Sarojini Naidu.